Burn Permit

In most cases a permit is required from a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Officer, your local fire department or area fire warden to burn brush or other vegetative materials. During the winter months, a permit is not needed as long as there is 3 inches of continuous snow cover. Keep in mind, the Minnesota DNR Forestry Division issues burning bans in the spring until vegetation is green and moist.

Obtain A Permit
To obtain a burning permit, contact your DNR Forestry Officer. The DNR Forestry Department may delegate authority for the issuing of burning permits to local fire wardens and to some local fire departments.

If your local fire department or area fire warden does not issue burning permits please call the DNR Forestry Office in Detroit Lakes at 1-218-846-8363 or visit their website.
Burning Regulations Map

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